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QT Porcelain Crabs


bubba-san

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Hey Nano-reef,

 

Was thinking of bringing in a pair of porcelain crabs into my 12 gallon. Do these guys need to be QT'd? I am currently ridding my tank of ich, leaving it fishless for a couple of months, and have my clown pair in the QT with copper (3 more weeks... the time CRAWLS by...). Can these guys harbor ich?

 

Thanks!

-Bubba

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Encysted tomonts COULD be attached to their exoskeleton but porcelain crabs cannot host the parasite itself or act as a reservoir species.

 

If you're really concerned, just acclimate & add them to the display tank then extend your fallow period by 7-9 days.

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Thanks for the advice, BulkRate. I was worried they would be a reservoir species, so I will just extend fallow time like you said.

 

Much appreciated!

-Bubba

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Thans el_ote, definitely noted. I had read that somewhere, and so was changing the clowns from a copper QT to a hypo, but like Bulkrate said, I will just add them directly to the DT and extend the fallow tank time another week (so agonizing...)

 

I love this forum - everyone is always so helpful!

 

:D

-Bubba

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